Episode 102

Heritage Foundation: Renewal of FISA’s Section 702: Why America Needs the Provision

October 13th, 2017

1 hr 46 mins 21 secs

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Featuring Dan Coats, Michael Rogers, and Christopher Wray. The Heritage Foundation (A conservative think tank) presents a conversation on Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) is up for reauthorization by Congress by the end of 2017. The Section 702 program targets non-U.S. persons reasonably believed to be located outside the United States in order to acquire foreign intelligence. Over the past several years, this surveillance of the online activities of foreigners has provided invaluable information with some estimates placing 702 collection as accounting for more than 25 percent of all current intelligence collected by America’s intelligence professionals under persistent oversight. Incidental collection of U.S. personal data has been used by critics of the program to seek major changes to Section 702 as a condition for reauthorization. The proposed adjustments appear misplaced but should be openly debated. The program is so vital to America’s security that Congress should reauthorize Section 702 in its current form. - https://youtu.be/XfteVP1M6U4